Just got back from a 5 day trip to Las Vegas with my Mom and sisters to visit our Grandmother for her 80th birthday. Since she's my last grandparent I felt it was important to spend some time with her. I know now where I get my spunkiness that's for sure. Most of the time she kept right up with us! As one of her birthday cards said, '80 is the new 60!'. Maybe it's right.
The lights of Freemont Street are so much fun. The last few times I was here, I didn't have the greatest camera to capture them properly.
The overhead light show was awesome with psychedelic images and 60's music.
I love the old neon that they are restoring and displaying around downtown.
Of course we had to make a trip to Pawn Stars! I love that show. Saw a lot of the pieces that were on the show but not the owners.
Storm Troopers are patrolling the streets for missing droids.
"The night before I left Las Vegas I walked out in the desert to look at the moon. There was a jeweled city on the horizon, spires rising in the night, but the jewels were diadems of electric and the spires were the neon of signs ten stories high."
Opulence in every window.
All the casinos had displays celebrating the Year of the Rabbit.
This one was at the Wynn.
I even found Elvis... or maybe his ghost?
Street performers abound.
I snuck a photo of the two Michael's.
Everything is larger than life!
Even in the day, the old neon signs look cool!
We also went to Mount Charleston, Red Rock Canyon, Bonnie Springs Ranch, Hoover Dam and boating on Lake Mead!
More photos to come!